Teach Yourself Irish
Teach Yourself Irish
- Publication date
It is still in copyright to Hodder and Stoughton, but I have permission to publish. An eMail to that effect is inserted into the file.
Also inserted into the file is the Gael-Linn sound recording made for the book, Gael Linn kindly gifted me the record set for this purpose, which I cleaned up, and cut to fit the text. Adobe Reader later than 7.0 is needed to access thes sound-bites. The audio is at present, unaccessable on mobile phones. Pity! Get your software sorted Acrobat!
A third party has issued a package for Android which makes good Adobe's omission with the embedded audio. Unfortunately, this package fails to correctly display one of the fonts used. This however is minor compared to Adobe's failure. The package costs about 1 USD, and can be found under Google Play, or here:
The 'Read Online" option here does not correctly represent the fonts used, so though readable, and accurate as far as it goes, does not accurately represent the downloadable pdf file.
I have removed files which are less than useful, and uploaded some other files.
The two larger pdf files are images of the covers for the LP set.
The DOC file is the MS Word retypeset file for the book, which is much more useful than the unnecessary text file, because text can be directly extracted from the pdf file, which is text based, ie, not a scan.
In the all files HTTPS directory, the Disc2.jpg file is a cdrom label designed for a cdrom to carry the course file.
Aso in this directory are the four files (aiff) for the LP set.
Should you require a hard copy of the book here presented as eBook, google the following number for a local source.
Paperback, Perfect binding.
This work was performed without authority, and was repeatedly offered gratis to Hodder and Stoughton. After years of communication, Hodder and Stoughton agreed that they had no commercial interest in the work,which they considered to have been superceded, and gave me permission to publish, I assume, on a 'not For Profit' basis.
Dave Webb has started to proof this book, and has so far covered the first two chapters.
I noticed some pages missing from "After Pages",
and also added Dave's progress reports to date.
I will keep the book, and its doc file up to date iaw Dave's valued work, and also update his reports accordingly.
Somehow the pdf file has got corrupted, and the "Georgia" font has been degraded to a nondescript sans-serif font. I have reprinted the pdf to restore the correct font. This may not show on 'read on line'.
- 2012-01-11 10:18:37
- ABBYY FineReader 11.0
Subject: An invaluable resource for the student of Irish
Subject: Teach Yourself Irish Dillon & O'Cronin
Subject: PDF is brilliant!
The PDF with embedded samples from the original records is just brilliant. Very useful for anyone wanting to learn Munster Irish, even if the text itself is a little outdated and old-fashioned in its approach.
The examples of dialect differences at the end of the book are also of interest.
The (automatically generated?) e-book formats are much rougher though and not worth downloading. For example in the ePub version there are many OCR errors (é generally appears as f) and the formatting is very poor.
Even so, the PDF version is so good that this deserves 5 stars.
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